Getting Ready for the Repack

By Doug Lung | November 3, 2015

After the FCC incentive auction is complete, likely before we transition to ATSC 3.0, many UHF TV stations will have to move to new channels.

New Tools for RF Analysis

By Doug Lung | September 15, 2015

Awhile back I described the RF toolkit I carry around with my laptop. Since I wrote that article, I’ve had a chance to test some new devices.

Keeping Your Transmitting Plant Up to Par

By James O'Neal | July 1, 2015

It’s an unfortunate fact of life now that today’s facilities don’t always get much attention unless something breaks. To make matters worse, only a vanishingly small number of stations have even one full-time transmitter engineer on staff.

Back to Basics: Spectrum 101

By Doug Lung | June 22, 2015

To understand the concerns about spectrum availability and the value of spectrum, it’s worth taking a look at the history of spectrum usage, how spectrum is valued, and what the impact of the demand for greater wireless data bandwidth and associated spectrum needs will have on broadcasting.

RF Manufacturers at the NAB Show

By Doug Lung | May 11, 2015

The number of exhibiting transmitter companies and the size of their booths were smaller at the NAB Show this year than in years past, reflecting the impact of how U.S. TV broadcasters will respond to the incentive auction before upgrading their transmission facilities.

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